Netflix surprised everyone by releasing the 3rd ‘Cloverfield’ movie right after the Super Bowl — but it’s getting torn apart by critics

  • Netflix released “The Cloverfield Paradox” right after the Super Bowl.
  • Critics are calling it a “trainwreck,” and it has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • This is a surprise, since the other two movies in the franchise were well-received by critics, especially 2016’s “10 Cloverfield Lane.”

Netflix released a trailer for “The Cloverfield Paradox,” the highly anticipated third movie in the “Cloverfield” franchise, during the Super Bowl on Sunday night. And then it released the movie on Netflix right after the game. This was shocking given that, as of early January, Paramount was set to release the movie in theatres in April.

The reveal stunt was great, but unfortunately critics hate the movie. Right now, it has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The first movie, “Cloverfield” (2008), has a 77% rating, and the second movie, “10 Cloverfield Lane,” has an impressive 90%.

So why is “The Cloverfield Paradox” so bad? We collected some of the rotten reviews from critics to give you an idea.

You can watch the trailer below, and you can watch “The Cloverfield Paradox” on Netflix right now.

“A trainwreck of a sci-fi flick bent on extending a franchise that should have died a peaceful death almost exactly one decade ago.”


The Hollywood Reporter

“Perhaps what makes The Cloverfield Paradox so frustrating is that it squanders the gifts it has been given.”



“The true paradox of this movie is that those enjoyably wild twists alone would have made this film a whole lot of fun to watch with a big multiplex audience, even as inconsistent and ultimately illogical it turns out to be.”


The Playlist

“Once your plot literally establishes that anything can happen for no reason because alternate dimensions, there’s no compelling need for script logic any more.”



“I had a blast making fun of this, and I didn’t spend anything on gas money or tickets.”



“In space, no one can hear you [fart noise].”


Film School Rejects

“It’s Lost in 105 minutes-an unfolding array of neat, amusing, and uncanny ideas that drift into the ether once the writers realise they don’t know how to end this thing and should probably look to their forebears.”


Consequence of Sound